The Carroll Interns program provides vital experience to graduate-level students studying in the field of vision education and allied professions. Carroll Interns provides key training and assists with the placement of vision educators whose ranks have declined even as the population of individuals who are blind or have low vision increases. Participants are equipped with the essential experience and knowledge to prepare them for community-based services. Interns will have access to the expertise of over 45 vision rehabilitation professionals employed by the Carroll Center, and will be supervised by staff based on their chosen areas of training. As part of the Carroll Interns program, the Carroll Center for the Blind offers college students the opportunity to participate in community and campus-based internships with our certified staff.
Each year, the Carroll Center for the Blind helps nearly 1,300 blind or visually impaired children, adults and senior citizens gain the skills they need to live active and fulfilling lives. Our Newton campus houses our rehabilitation program, computer training classes, low vision store, and administrative offices. A large portion of our programs are services conducted in public schools, clients’ homes, and their communities.
Internships are available for the following professionals:
- Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments (TVIs)
- Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists (COMS)
- Vision Rehabilitation Teachers (VRT)
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“I have learned so much during the course of my internship at The Carroll Center for the Blind. I feel I have greatly expanded my knowledge base by working with this set of clients with different age levels, as well as getting the opportunity to work with students with such diverse additional disabilities. I would recommend to anyone striving for a diverse internship and learning experience to highly consider interning with The Carroll Center for the Blind.”
Stipends are available for participation and limited housing options are available.
To read more about the creation of the Carroll Interns program, click here.
How To Apply
If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the application form (linked below). Should you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist you.
The Carroll Center for the Blind is a private, non-profit agency located in Newton, Massachusetts that serves persons of All Ages and All Stages of Vision Loss. We are close to Boston, Cambridge, Wellesley, Watertown, Waltham, Allston/Brighton, and on public transit routes.
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
The Carroll Center for the Blind (CCB) is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and always fosters acceptance for everyone. We offer fair opportunities to all qualified persons in recruitment and selection, employment, compensation and benefits, professional development and training, transfers, promotions, social activities, and the use of CCB’s facilities. CCB welcomes all qualified applicants and ensures that everyone will receive equal consideration for employment and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, military, or veteran status, political or union affiliation, or any other categories protected by Federal or State law.
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